Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Nationality: English
Born: November 22, 1913, Lowestoft Died: December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh (age 63)

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
5:54 I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:21 II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:52 III. Solo. Very calm
2:21 IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
9:47 V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
Duration: 28 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1975, October-November (age 61-62)
Premiere: December 19, 1976. Snape Maltings. Amadeus Quartet
Dedication: Hans Keller
10 recordings, 50 videos
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5:32
Emerson String Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:18
Emerson String Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
4:13
Emerson String Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:21
Emerson String Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
8:49
Emerson String Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
5:46
Maggini Quartet (score)
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:14
Maggini Quartet (score)
II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:41
Maggini Quartet (score)
III. Solo. Very calm
2:20
Maggini Quartet (score)
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
9:48
Maggini Quartet (score)
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
6:13
Amadeus Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:25
Amadeus Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:50
Amadeus Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:15
Amadeus Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
9:04
Amadeus Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
5:29
Alberni Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:13
Alberni Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:32
Alberni Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:12
Alberni Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
8:56
Alberni Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
6:32
Brodsky Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:17
Brodsky Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:54
Brodsky Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:18
Brodsky Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
10:48
Brodsky Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
5:32
Vermeer Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:23
Vermeer Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
4:44
Vermeer Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:19
Vermeer Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
10:06
Vermeer Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
6:28
Maggini Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:46
Maggini Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
6:32
Maggini Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:57
Maggini Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
10:38
Maggini Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
5:29
Escher Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:15
Escher Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
5:10
Escher Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:13
Escher Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
9:34
Escher Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
5:51
Coull Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:20
Coull Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
6:52
Coull Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:22
Coull Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
9:00
Coull Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)
6:06
Britten Quartet
I. Duets. With moderate movement
3:29
Britten Quartet
II. Ostinato. Very fast
7:49
Britten Quartet
III. Solo. Very calm
2:18
Britten Quartet
IV. Burlesque. Fast - con fuoco - Quasi 'Trio' - ('Maggiore')
12:07
Britten Quartet
V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)

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